principal photo

Bobby Jefts


Contact us

Phone: 907-742-3600

Fax: 907-742-3666


Visit us

9601 Lee Street, Eagle River, Alaska 99577

School and boundary map

Gruening Middle School

School hours: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.


School staff

Administrative Assistant


Assistant Principal

Kelly Parsons



Teaching staff and their websites


School Business Partners

Alaska Dept of Labor/WFD, ER Job Center

Aurora Vending

Body Renew Alaska - Eagle River

Eagle River Bowl


JBER School Business Partnership 3-509th

Kaladi Brothers Coffee Company

Keller Williams Realty-The Tolbert RE Group

Papa Johns Eagle River

Rotary Club-Eagle River

Sleepy Dog Coffee Company

Wells Fargo

Learn more about School Business Partnerships »

About our school:

Gruening Middle’s staff and students strive to be responsible and cooperative members of a community where achievement is valued along with hard work and civic engagement. Our core values are community, achievement, responsibility, working hard and cooperation.


Grade levels: 7–8  |  Number of students:  603

Mascot: Colt  |  Colors: Royal blue & white


Performance assessments and surveys

Several reports and data that assess this school's performance, goals, student issues, community input and more can be found on the performance assessments and surveys page.


Apply to attend

Students who do not reside within this school's neighborhood boundary and those who do not currently attend the school need to apply through the school lottery or zone exemption system using the "Apply" link below.


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